There are approximately 12 million female college students in the U.S. (There are about 9 million males.) I asked the lead author of the study, Christopher Krebs, whether the [College Sexual Assault Study] represents the experience of those millions of female students. His answer was unequivocal: “We don’t think one in five is a nationally representative statistic.” It couldn’t be, he said, because his team sampled only two schools.
http://www.thecollegefix.com By Greg Piper
STATS & T9 False Accusers
Misinterpreting 1 in 5 data, & Accusers (mostly female) who tell false stories (for attention) about being assaulted
Activists fighting rape are fighting for two things that actually work against each other. On the one hand, they want the harshest possible moral, social, legal, and administrative sanctions for sexual assault — as they should, because this is a crime second only to murder in its brutality. On the other hand, they want the broadest possible standards for deciding that a rape has occurred, weighted very, very heavily toward including true assaults, rather than excluding false, ambiguous, or hard-to-prove accusations.
www.bloombergview.com By Megan McArdle
Beaulieu had a responsibility to correct the graphic when her errors were first highlighted two years ago….for a graphic titled “the truth about false accusation,” it is quite misleading, and incorrect in many aspects.
www.washingtonpost.com By Michelle Ye Hee Lee
…current and former college students describe themselves as victims of false accusations amid a national campaign — led by the White House — to stamp out sexual violence on campuses…some of the accused say the pressure on their schools has led to an unfair tipping of the scales against them.
washingtonpost By Nick Anderson
Now it’s not just that women can have as much guilt-free sex with as many partners as they want, but if they do feel guilty about any sexual encounter, it must have been rape.
www.washingtonexaminer.com By Ashe Schow